Vegetation Science Group

Department of Botany and Zoology | Faculty of Science | Masaryk University

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance LAB
Salicion cinereae Müller et Görs ex Passarge 1961

This alliance includes willow carrs with Salix aurita, S. cinerea, S. pentandra, Frangula alnus and in some areas also Spiraea salicifolia. The herb layer is usually sparse due to shading by shrubs; it includes species of marshes and wet meadows. This vegetation type occurs in floodplains, near ponds, in wet meadows and at the margins of fens from the lowlands to mountain sites. Its habitats are very similar to those of alder carrs, but usually they are either more recently disturbed or wetter.

Orig. (Passarge 1961): Salicion cinereae Müller et Görs 58

Syn.: Salicion cinereae Müller et Görs 1958 prov. (§ 3b), Salicion auritae Doing 1962

Diagnostic species: Frangula alnus, Salix aurita, S. cinerea, S. pentandra, Spiraea salicifolia; Calamagrostis canescens, Carex elongata, Cicuta virosa, Comarum palustre, Galium palustre agg., Lycopus europaeus, Lysimachia thyrsiflora, L. vulgaris, Peucedanum palustre, Scutellaria galericulata, Solanum dulcamara; Chiloscyphus polyanthos, Sphagnum palustre, S. squarrosum

Constant species: Salix cinerea; Galium palustre agg., Lycopus europaeus, Lysimachia vulgaris

Source: Douda J. (2013): LAB Salicion cinereae Müller et Görs ex Passarge 1961. In: Chytrı M. (ed.), Vegetace Èeské republiky. 4. Lesní a køovinná vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 4. Forest and shrub vegetation]. Academia, Praha, p. 177.